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Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core

Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you. Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho schools. It hasn’t. Achievement, as measured through test […]

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Arbeit Macht Frei

Translated, Arbeit Macht Frei means, “Work Will Free You”. It is the iconic sign at the entrance of Auschwitz and many other concentration camps during WWII. Many may not realize the sign was designed by the camp’s iron-worker and mounted by prisoners themselves, the letter “B” turned upside down in protest against the slogan. At some […]

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Here come the Clowns

Why are Liberals so sensitive when someone makes fun of them? We are speaking about the depiction of the new President of Boise State University as a clown. I only wish there were more clown pictures of the people in our education system to whom we pay obscene amounts of money for teaching our children […]

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What Does the NEA Plan for Children in the Fall?

The question, What does the NEA plan for children in the Fall? begs the question, Why would the NEA have ANYTHING planned for children in the Fall. The NEA is a union that is supposed to represent teachers. The chartered purpose of the NEA according to 36 U.S.C. 1511 is: to elevate the character and advance the interests of […]

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No Eater Left Behind

What if we bought groceries the same way we “buy” public education? Each community would have a local grocery district and families would be assigned their local grocery “stores.” Many would mistakenly think the food is free because there would be no charge at the public grocer for what you consume. It would all be […]

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Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

The “Varsity Blue” DOJ investigation into College Admission cheating and scamming by people and families of means is consistent with the narrative today that there are two separate classes of people. Those in the upper ruling classes who believe that they can play by a very different set of rules and those in the middle […]

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We are Responsible for the Undermining of our Republic

When the American people lose interest in who they elect to govern them and who teaches their children, it is the beginning of the end of our republic as it was founded. Most Americans are living in a bubble and are so involved in their own lives they don’t take the time necessary to discover […]

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Why are Idaho School District Levies & Bonds EXEMPT From Campaign Finance Reports?

Coeur d Alene School District 271 is asking for another levy in the amount of $40,000,000 for the next two years. The election is March 12, 2019. All taxpayers in Kootenai County will be required to provide these funds through increased property taxes. The last levy was $32,000,000 over a similar two-year period. It was […]

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FreedomProject Media Breaks Sex Ed. Story in Idaho

Dear Friends, I need to bring your attention to a shocking development happening in Idaho schools. The state Health and Welfare Department has backdoor-ed a program into Idaho High Schools to teach sex education. This is no birds and bees biological introduction to human sexuality or anatomy. If you were to show children some of […]

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Snowflakes or Reasoning Adults – It’s the Parents’ Choice

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — Our nineteenth-century legal theory (individual right, contract, ‘a man can do what he likes with his own,’ etc.) was based on the conception of the separate individual. – Mary Parker Follett, The New State What is more important to people than their children? If people aren’t willing to stand […]

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Do Idaho’s Universities and State Board of Ed Respect Constitutional Rights?

Too often, the Idaho State Board of Education gets it wrong. The Idaho Statesman was recently debating whether the Board should be split to create a separate board of higher education. The Board has a history of trusting university officials blindly; this creates problems with distinguishing the responsibilities necessary to protect minors versus protecting constitutional […]

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A Classical Education Primer

What exactly is a “classical Christian school?” Most people hearing this description today would have little idea what it means. The term “classical” refers to a very specific set of education principles, but many people today might dismiss the term “classical” in this context as synonymous with a “traditional” or “ordinary” Christian school. Classical education was indeed […]